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Electronic and Electrical Engineering - Mike Farragher

Electronic and Electrical Engineering - GMIT - Mike Farragher

Galway native, Mike lives at home in Corofin with his family.

Trusting the feedback from his friends, Mike enrolled in GMIT a few years ago and discovered it isn't all plain sailing from the start. He found the first few months very difficult and considered leaving.

“The shift from having a job and earning money, to going to college and having no money, was hard. …but one of my lecturers helped me through it. They really worked with me, encouraging me to stick with it; I am so glad I did. Since then, despite the wobbly start, I have had a great experience”

An avid Football player and team member, Mike has made plenty of friends at GMIT. He is happy at the way his course is progressing and is confident, because GMIT has a great reputation, he will have no trouble getting a job in the IT field once he graduates.